City government mourns passing of Howard Landon

Just two years after retiring, Howard T. Landon, 73, died last week. An Upper Fairmount resident, he  worked for the city of Salisbury for 50 years, last serving as Deputy Director of Operations.

Landon passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Coastal Hospice in Ocean Pines.

Born March 1, 1946, his parents were the late Walter and Helen Hearne Landon.

He enjoyed boating, fishing and jeep riding on the beach. His favorite restaurant and people were at Johnny’s Sub Shop in Salisbury.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristina Landon Folk; two grandsons, Dylan Hayward and Christopher Hayward; his sister and caretaker, Caroline Schweikert; a nephew, Steve Schweikert; and nieces Hannah Schweikert and Jessica Schweikert.

Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury.

Mayor Jake Day praised Landon this week. “Howard Landon served the city of Salisbury honorably for 50 years before his retirement. I was lucky enough to share a few conversations with him around town since his retirement. They don’t make many people who would willingly give that many years in service to their community, but we all should be grateful for that example that he set.”

Contributions in Landon’s memory can be made to Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care, PO Box 8732, Salisbury, MD 21802.

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